A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
As promised here is a brief overview of our fabulous holiday party!
Though we kept a careful count of the RSVP's, many more guests attended than anticipated. Rather than this being problematic, it served to enhance the evening making it very exciting and a lot of fun! Everyone was ready to enjoy themselves and came with a an open mind and a willingness to try anything.
The incredible designer, Paula Crevoshay, started the evening by explaining her art background and its impact on her beautiful jewelry. As sculptors are often inspired by a large boulder or an unusually shaped piece of wood, Paula's inspiration comes from unique, exotic and spectacular gemstones. Each of her designs is one-of-a-kind, developed around a central stone. The brilliance and colors are truly breathtaking.
Our new artist, photographer Olivia Baranuevo, from Mexico, discussed her evocative new body of work entitled "The Ancient Mexicans". She shared her fascination with the enduring quality of the Aztecs and Mayans. Baranuevo has captured their strength and mystery in her etherial photographs.
Belenky Brothers wanted very much to share a joyous evening and allow our guests to feel a strong sense positivity. Certainly we are all confronted with the dismal nightly news. We wanted to present an alternative perspective. We chose to share with our friends, our love and belief in a new and prosperous future. Paula Crevoshay, felt similarly. Together we planned a short prayer and a chant. Each guest received a small votive candle, we darkened the room, and Paula's melifluous voice led the group in a life affirming approach. It was very moving. If the expressions on everyone's face were a sign of their level of serenity, then we know this small effort was highly successful.
The guests lingered into the night. It seemed no one wanted to leave. Unlike other evenings, even our staff seemed to want it all to continue.
For those who were unable to join us, we missed your presence. Please stop in and visit us before the holidays so we may wish you well and toast the new year.
We look forward to seeing you soon.